Friends remember dad killed in Car Pool shooting
Crews battle house fire in Colonial Heights
Suspect, victim ID’d in deadly Henrico car wash shooting

Icy 30-car crash claims life on I-495

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Fatal crash on 495 (photo: WUSA)

FAIRFAX, Va. — One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 495 in Fairfax County Saturday morning. The accident, on icy roads, involved at least 30 vehicles, WUSA reported.

The fatal accident happened at about 5:12 a.m. on I-495 near Exit 49 in Northern Virginia.

“The State Police crash reconstruction team is on scene and the northbound lanes of I-495 will remain closed for investigation and clean up until approximately 9 a.m. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route to avoid congestion and delays,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said.

Farther south, the Stafford Sheriff’s Office reported roads throughout the county were “nearly impassable due to icy conditions.”

“The agency is currently responding to a multitude of traffic crashes. Due the volume of crashes, the response time by law enforcement may be delayed,” a Stafford County spokesperson said. “Citizens are advised to stay off the roads until the temperature rises.”